Enjoy a day trip to Venice from Rome! There is not a more romantic way to admire the enchanting Venice than from its Grand Canal.
Explore Venice islands most authentically by sailing in a private boat on the most magnificent waterway on Earth. You will admire the smaller details of the characteristic Gothic palaces. The cruise will lead you from the serene atmosphere of Torcello to the joyful colors of Burano and Murano, the isle of the glass artworks, world-famous for its chandeliers.
Before going back to the rail station by private boat, you will have enough time to explore St. Mark’s Square.
Sailing by private boat
This day trip from Rome to Venice includes an unforgettable tour with a private boat. Your driver will pick you up at the exit of Venice rail station. Sailing on the most magnificent waterway on Earth, you will enter the lagoon and reach three of the more than 100 isles, where inhabitants of the mainland sought refuge from the invading Barbarians.
Torcello is where Hemingway lived, worked, and dreamed. Charlie Chaplin, Lady Diana, Queen Elizabeth, and other celebrities choose this one among the other Venice islands for its serene atmosphere, protected by numerous Medieval Churches.
Burano is picturesque with its colorful houses along the canals. It is a paradise where inhabitants welcome you with flowers on their balcony and the art of “merletto” (a delicate lace).
Murano glass factory tour
Murano is world-famous for Venice glass. You will have the chance to see a glassmaker blowing into a tube to create whatever he wants, even one of those whimsical chandeliers.
St. Mark’s Square
At the end of the Venice Islands Tour, your driver will stop in St. Mark’s Square. You will have 2 hours of free time to visit the marvelous city center. (extra and on request 2 hours guided tour with a knowledgeable local guide).
Your boat driver will meet you in the same place to bring you back to Venice rail station on time to take the train back to Rome.
On your arrival at Termini station, your driver will bring you to the comfort of your hotel.
Pick up details
Pick up time is at 7:30 from your location. To optimize your precious time, we pick you up from all hotels, apartments, and B&B located within a radius of 10 kilometers from the Pantheon. On your arrival in Venice, your private boat driver will wait for you holding a sign with your name at the dock just down the steps of the rail station exit for the tour of the islands. At the end of the boat tour, he will leave you at San Marco Station and pick you up after 2 hours in the same place to bring you back to Venice rail station. On your arrival in Rome rail station, a private driver will be waiting to get you back to the hotel.
Included in the tour:
- Pick up from your hotel in Rome to Termini rail station
- Round trip 2nd class Venice train ticket
- Private 3 hrs boat tour of the islands
- 2 hrs free time
- Private boat transfer to the rail station in Venice
- Drop off back to your hotel in Rome at your arrival in Rome
- COVID 19 safety measures: face mask and hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff (social distancing from other visitors enforced: temperature checks for everybody entering museums and archaeological sites)
- Not included and on request 2 hours guided tour with a knowledgeable local guide.